19-Year-Old Opening Unique Coffee House Concept in Northside Lafayette
It's no secret that Lafayette has a stacked lineup when it comes to cute little coffee shops but the Northside has been lacking in that department for quite some time now. Well, that's about to change soon.
As a matter of fact, if you want a drive-thru coffee your closest option is the CC's in Carencro near the Super 1 Foods, which is only convenient if you're coming or going in that direction.
Again, no offense to the coffee franchise, but it's really not the most convenient option for most people who are on the go in and around the Northside area.
Finally, There's a Drive-Thru Coffee Shop on the Northside
What's really exciting is that Black Cat Coffee House is showing the Northside a little love with this aesthetic coffee house concept that will also have a drive-thru option for those of us needing a CATpuccino on the go. Yeah, you heard me. CATpuccinos. Not to worry if that's not really your thing, they will also be serving aMEOWicanos. They definitely have a sense of humor, and it's motivated by a really wholesome purpose.
They are aiming to make it a gourmet coffee shop that will incorporate specialty menu items that will shine a light on their Hispanic heritage. The timing also could not be better because there is literally a brand-new neighborhood directly behind the coffee shop.
Giving Back to the Community
Gethsemany Aguirre, the 19-year-old behind this Catcept—err, I mean concept—has a main goal is of giving back to local animal shelters to help cats and other animals in need within our community.
Because we love giving out ideas to people before they even open their businesses, one thing we would love to see her embrace is making it an actual cat cafe that has rescue cats available for adoption in the coffee shop.
We can definitely see the endless opportunities for collaboration with local rescue organizations such as Acadiana Animal Aid.
Let's Take It Inside
If you have been looking for an aesthetically pleasing coffee shop to post up in to study or just a place to camp out on your laptop in the Northside of town, look no further.
According to Gethsemany, she plans on making the shop the perfect place for this and even plans on making it Instagram-worthy for those of us just looking for an aesthetic photo op for our coffee dates. She also talked about adding outdoor fire pits for those chilly Louisiana nights making the ultimate cozy late-night coffee shop.
Coming Soon in 2023
Black Cat Coffee House is located in what used to be Lumberjack's before they moved down the street at 4016 Moss St. We can't wait to get our paws on a Catpuccino in November of 2023!